Facebook Post: 2018-07-31T10:05:12

Many years ago – maybe Jr. High or High School – I was wandering around in the woods up at Fields (outside Oakridge, where my Dad lived), and I came across an abandoned telephone pole, with glass insulators still on it. I believe I was with my step-brother Tony. We retrieved one, and I kept it for years. Flash-forward to college, I lived in an apartment with Sierra, and our cat – in a fit of something – jumped up on the shelf, knocked it off, broke it, then jumped down. (To my memory, this cat never did this again.) I mourned the loss, as I am horribly sentimental. Flash-forward again, and our new roommate Anna – who heard this story – gifted me these vintage insulators. Thank you so much! These are exactly the kind of things that warm this overly insulated glass heart.

Facebook Post: 2018-07-31T08:20:39

We barely scratched the surface regarding the stories he could have told. But sit down and enjoy my chat with Timothy Knight, as we talk about selling guitars, playing in bands, and what living in the desert can do to a person. Available for stream or download.

Facebook Post: 2018-07-28T22:22:32

I’m worried about the sudden uptick in number and downtick in quality of Shredded Cheese Memes, especially ones focused on something no one ever does. At 3 AM, no one eats shredded cheese from a bag. They assemble a charcuterie plate with an assortment of cheeses on a board and you bust out the expensive soda crackers. Like a gentleman.

Facebook Post: 2018-07-28T14:29:56

Listening to old radio shows from the mid/late ‘70’s has revealed two things to me:

1.) While we can certainly guess at this based on available evidence, it seems as if Disco was actually more popular than any of us could have imagined.

2.) It must have been annoying to have a CB Culture joke crammed into every element of popular culture.

I’m sorry if I misunderstood this previously. My how you suffered.

Facebook Post: 2018-07-25T08:09:12

The project pedal that Jesse Ransom Burkett made, then gifted me, seems to be on the fritz. New batteries and General nosing around doesn’t reveal an obvious problem. Then again, without voltage meters and other gear, it’s largely academic. I’m not sure how badly I want a squarewave pedal right now. Maybe we should get together and build something else into it?

Facebook Post: 2018-07-24T22:21:49

Musical Types: I love my delay pedal, and I use it a lot. But I feel like there’s something missing from my sound. I’m adding a distortion pedal, which I hope will flesh out what I’m missing, but it got me thinking: what are your three most essential pedals? Only three. No pedalboard nonsense. Just the three you use the most and provide your “sound.” I’ll be curious what people have to say.

Facebook Post: 2018-07-24T09:24:07

We get into details about how the show started, the tech issues they had to solve, and then the transition from podcast to radio program. This is a good one for people who want to know the inside dish about podcasting, and what it takes.

Facebook Post: 2018-07-23T22:03:27

This accident of architecture on Willamette in Eugene reveals two staircases that lead from the sidewalk above to the street below. For well over 20 years it’s been there, without any cry from the public to fix this aberration. In the ’90’s, you could find many of us on these stairs late at night, on acid, chatting about any and every cultural aberration, trying to impose meaning on a confusing world around us.

Facebook Post: 2018-07-18T17:40:59

Record / Comics swap friends. The votes were tallied, and it looks like more people liked the idea of after work on a weekday than the idea of a weekend. So we’re gonna do both.

I’m thinking August 16th (Thursday) & 19th (Sunday). Family friendly. We’ll have veggie and meat friendly grills, and we can hang and swap stuff.

I want to know:

1.) If this works, will I see you there?
2.) If this doesn’t, what does?
3.) Is there another factor I need to consider?

Let’s get this party started… to be planned.

Facebook Post: 2018-07-17T07:44:49

In the comics, Lex Luthor was elected president of the US and served three years in office. He ran an extremely corrupt campaign, and was very corrupt in office, going so far as to collude with intergalactic villains to get his way. Eventually, Batman & Superman remove him from office after Luthor tries to kill them. He’s stripped of his money and power and Luthor returns to being a shitty businessman.

In my memory, in the comics, they changed the laws to make it harder for the presidency to be manipulated like this. However, I can’t find any reference to it anywhere.

Are we gonna change the laws this time?

Facebook Post: 2018-07-16T08:03:43

Plumbing Problems Persist. Salem: this is our third appointment in 18 months to have some work done, essentially a variation of the same draining problem three times in two locations.

Roto-Router feels like a scam. Same-day means “emergency,” which costs a lot. But I can’t schedule “elective” plumbing because there’s not enough plumbers to handle non-emergencies. What I need is someone to come and give me a diagnosis, tell me what can be done and what the costs will be, and then I need to figure out if I need to actually take out a loan or not.

Put another way: when we call a plumber, it’s hard to know how much it costs. I don’t have an emergency (yet), but I don’t want to pay emergency prices anymore. I want to know what’s wrong, what long-term solutions exist, and what kind of timelines are at work so we can figure out what to do next.

Right now, every time I call a plumber, a large (but variable) amount of money is immediately spent. I’m trying to control for that variable as best I can.


Facebook Post: 2018-07-13T15:44:50

Comics / Record Swap Friends: Let’s try to zero in on a time that would suit the most of us. I’m thinking, perhaps, to do something like a Garage Sale, and just have it “all day” some day, and people can drop by when they can. But getting the largest concentration of folks together in one place would be useful. So: let’s start here. (Comment other suggestions / tag friends who also might want to participate.)

Facebook Post: 2018-07-09T18:46:54

The NorCal NoiseFest is the longest running festival of this kind, and has always been supported by people who care about this kind of music. If this sounds like something you would like to help make happen, follow the link and help. There’s some great perks this year, and you can help make fun art happen. Donate today, and often!

Facebook Post: 2018-07-08T22:31:15

Why We Are Lazy?

Because the future goes to the slipshod
and the slothful and the bovine,
because the dimbulbs get the fleshy pulp
& the brights settle for the rind.

This is why, this is why,
why we are lazy?

Because it’s the boors and dinks and dullards
who always win the prizes,
and it’s the virtuous who get the shaft
and the chaff that always rises.

This is why, this is why!

Facebook Post: 2018-07-08T17:09:53

With all the deep nostalgia of GenX infecting every moment of every day, it’s important to remember that every period of history was just as terrible as now. Case in point: that time in the ‘90’s when Rodney Bingenheimer reminded us how terrible the ‘90s were.

“Brian Wilson speaks for Janis? / Tattoos & body piercing is the new menace. / S&M doesn’t stand for Sonic Youth or The Monkees. / All the cute girls of the ‘90s are junkies. I hate the ‘90s!”

Facebook Post: 2018-07-07T07:40:25

This episode features a number of pieces from “Revenge of The Lawn” by Richard Brautigan strewn about, along with selections by Harry Nilsson, George Carlin, Vangelis, Gary Wilson, Billy & The Boingers, Rodney & the Tube Tops, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Simply Saucer, Tiny Tim, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Mx-80 sound, Tom Lehrer and Perez Prado himself, plus many others on this two-hour journey through Novelties and Oddities. I really like this one. Enjoy!

Facebook Post: 2018-07-03T09:49:05

I’ll cut to the chase: we probably talk more about Springsteen & Yes than we do The Milkmen. But I think fans of his will absolutely want to hear him talk about his process for assembling his weekly show, Rodney Anonymous Tells You How to Live on Y-Not Radio. This one is a good one.